About Emma ♥ J.I.M.

Emma is FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and Reuschlings entry for the 2018 IMechE Railway Challenge. Emma is driven by a 1 kW hydrogen fuel cell, super capacitors and permanent magnet synchronous motors – and J.I.M., Reuschlings innovative monitoring solution.

Participation 2018

The team is made up of 16 students of diverse disciplines, ranging from biomedical engineering via computer science to rail vehicle engineering and trainees and young employees of our main sponsor Reuschling. In 2018 we participated for the second time and became fourth! Of the nine teams that competed, we took fourth place, a significant increase. Last year we were 9th out of 11. All results and scores can be found on the IMechE page. We had a lot of fun in England and learned a lot. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to try ourself out as a railway engineer.

Participation 2017

We took a head start last year and decided to build Emma from scratch – and made it almost in time for the competition. In fact we were the first overseas team to the competition. All of us really enjoyed it!


Happy new year!

The first team meeting of the year took place today. We hope that all of you survived the turn of the year well. We made a cost calculation for this year and talked about the development status of the new locomotive. It was also clarified that Emm…


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